by Jimby Sisto
photo by Nick Wilson
Formed in 1980 after the demise of Joy Division, the world has been lucky enough to have had the legends of New Order together for nearly 40 years. Danceable, emotional and genre-defining, New Order built their prestige upon creating chart-topping hits that make you want to explode to on the dance floor with friends yet are also equally suitable for listening to alone in a more contemplative state. While Factory Records classics Power, Corruption and Lies and Movements are momentous albums chock-full of innovation and bangers, the English icons have gone on to release a steady stream of albums since their early ‘80s heyday, most recently 2015’s Music Complete featuring guest vocals from Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers. Still putting on an amazing live show, this is one you will want to carve a space in the crowd for early. Loud, affecting and always on point, New Order are here and that is nothing short of awesome.